Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

European Disintegration

A Search for Explanations

Authors: Vollaard, Hans

  • Provides a comprehensive conceptualization and  explanation of European disintegration 
  • Based upon a thorough exploration of a wide variety of theories on European integration and comparative analyses of failing federations, falling empires, and states 
  • Answers questions surrounding the future of the EU and how to address Euroscepticism
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About this book

This book accounts for whether and how the path of the European Union (EU) has developed towards potential disintegration. These questions have become particularly relevant since the outbreak of the debt crises in the Eurozone and the Brexit referendum. The author critically subverts theories of European integration and analyses the rise and fall of federations, empires and states in a comparative perspective. The most promising theory presented here indicates that Brexit is not likely to be followed by other member states leaving the EU. Nevertheless, the EU has been undermined from within as it cannot adequately address Eurosceptic dissatisfaction from both the left and right. This book is an essential read for everyone interested in the EU and its future.

About the authors

Hans Vollaard is Lecturer in Dutch and European Politics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He has recently published on European disintegration, the Netherlands in the EU, European regulation of cross-border healthcare, and local democracy.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Disintegration
Book Subtitle
A Search for Explanations
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-41464-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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